Gamay 41, Jean Foillard Morgon 2015

I have been nervous about the 2015s from Beaujolais. At the time this was hailed as an amazing vintage, but in retrospect it was just a bit too ‘good’: too ripe and with many of the wines tasting a bit heavy and atypical, and a lot of them showing brett.

This was a nice surprise. The regular Morgon from Jean Foillard (not the Côte de Py or Corcelette), spotted on a list on new Nelson (NZ) restaurant Arden (which is really good). We ordered it with a bit of trepidation, but it turned out to be really clean, textured, fruit forward and lovely.

Jean Foillard Morgon 2015 Beaujolais
13.5% alcohol. From a warm vintage, this is ripe, sweet and floral with some nice grippy tannins under the sweet cherry and berry fruits. It’s really pure and dense with sweet fruit and a nice graininess. Lovely grip here. Essence of ripe Gamay. 93/100

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